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WASHINGTON — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.

WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

JINDO, South Korea — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

BOSTON — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

PALMDALE, Calif. — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

NASHVILLE — The legislative session that just ended proved to be Gov. Bill Haslam's most challenging year yet as he faced a tough state budget and increasing pushback from his fellow Republican lawmakers — especially on education.

Summer camp, job training and housing programs are offered in East Chattanooga but some residents don’t know they exist.

A 72-year-old Grundy County man could learn today whether his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court might change legal history by removing Latin as a language allowed in American law.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wasted no time last month decrying a federal labor board's decision that opened the door for some college athletes to unionize.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Jasper Police Department has outfitted its officers with new weapons and equipment without costing the city any money.

In the winter of 1990, a group of law enforcement and medical experts descended on a Memphis asylum where hundreds of babies, children and adults — people who used to be called mentally retarded — were warehoused in barrack-style housing.

The primary ballot in Grundy County, Tenn., has eight contested local races and a total of 29 candidates.

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